Edition 62 - June 2006

News from ACA

Successful conference: Destination Europe in Bergen

The beautiful city of Bergen was the setting of the ACA 2006 conference “Destination Europe? Playe... (+more)

ACA members launch European higher education fairs in Asia

Starting from 2006, a European consortium consisting of the national education agencies EduFrance, D... (+more)

SI and SIDA launch new scholarship programme

The Swedish Institute (SI) and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) are ... (+more)

DAAD: New office in Abu Dhabi / Joint programme on cancer research

In May 2006, the DAAD, the Goethe Institute and the Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) opened a... (+more)

TPF celebrates 10 years of achievements

ACA’s member from Hungary, the Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) has just celebrated its thenth birth... (+more)

IIE and DAAD together to prepare the next generation of global scientists

Given the scarce number of international opportunities for study and research in science and technol... (+more)

Progress towards Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association at student seminar

Following the success of last year’s Erasmus Mundus student seminar, the European Commission held ... (+more)

ACA's next seminar: Cooperation between the EU and Latin America

ACA is proud to announce the third ACA European Policy Seminar of 2006, which will take place on 13 ... (+more)

Perceptions study: Country reports now online

In the April edition of this newsletter, ACA announced the online publication of the ACA study “Pe... (+more)

European Policy

European Language Council: Multilingual universities for a multilingual Europe

The European Language Council has just released the Nancy Declaration, a document that is the r... (+more)

What are the priorities of the Finnish EU Presidency?

Finland’s EU presidency will soon begin, on 1st July 2006. What are the presidency’s priorities ... (+more)

Centre for European Reform presents pamphlet on future of European universities

The Centre for European Reform, a London-based think-tank devoted to Europe-related issues, has just... (+more)

New communication on the EIT from the European Commission

Following an extensive consultation with member states and European stakeholders regarding the setti... (+more)

New EU-US programme now officially launched

The new EU-US agreement announced already in the March issue of the ACA Newsletter Education Europe ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UNESCO Institute for Statistics publishes new mobility data

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has just published the 2006 edition of the Global Education Dige... (+more)

G8 Ministerial meeting on education

The education ministers of the G8 countries gathered in Moscow on 1st and 2nd June to discuss the ag... (+more)

Italy: Changes in the composition of foreign students

The number of foreign students enrolled in Italy has increased, although it is still very low by Wes... (+more)

Sweden's Foreign Ministry evaluates Swedish language training abroad

Sweden's foreign ministry is formally evaluating how the government funds the teaching of Swedish at... (+more)

China to limit growing enrolment in state higher education

The Chinese State Council decided last month to cap university enrolments in an attempt to control u... (+more)

US business world calls for doubling of maths and science graduates by 2015

A group of 15 leading business organisations in the US have just published an action plan for the do... (+more)

Swiss higher education: Getting closer to the EU?

On May 21st the Swiss population voted in favour of a constitutional amendment which gives the confe... (+more)

Denmark likely to have fewer and bigger universities through mergers

Important changes in higher education are taking place in Denmark, where higher education institutio... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still time: Previous calls from the May newsletter

Pupil mobility scheme The European Commission has launched a call for tender for the preparation of... (+more)

Reporting on IVET

The purpose of this contract by Cedefop is to prepare, on the basis of national inputs from 25 EU me... (+more)

Call for European associations acting in the field of education

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support the functioning of associations active in the f... (+more)

Call for promotion of use of Common Quality Assurance Framework in VET

The main objective of this call is to promote the use of the Common Quality Assurance Framework (CQA... (+more)

Provision of consultancy services for Education and Training 2010 programme

The European Commission is establishing a framework contract for the provision of services ensuring ... (+more)

Study on trainers in VET

The object of this call for tender by the European Commission is to produce two studies, the aim of ... (+more)

Grants for dissemination of results from Leonardo da Vinci projects

The aim of the call for proposals is to award grants for activities to promote the dissemination and... (+more)

Grants for projects developing credit systems for VET

The objective of the call for proposals is to award grants to around ten proposals for the organisat... (+more)

Asia-Link 2006

The Asia-Link Programme is launching its fifth call for proposals for projects that address one or m... (+more)

Publications

Higher education and work in South Africa

Higher education and work - Setting a new research agenda, C. Koen, Human Sciences Research Council ... (+more)

Which language competences do graduates need?

Fremdsprachen in Schweizer Betrieben, M. Andres, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Olten 2005. ISBN 3-... (+more)

Innovation at Canada's higher education institutions

Innovation and Differentiation in Canada’s Post-secondary Institutions, R. Crocker and A. Usher, C... (+more)

Quality assurance in teacher education in Europe

Quality Assurance in Teacher Education in Europe, Eurydice, Brussels: Eurydice, 2006 ISBN 92-894-862... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming conferences July - December 2006

3-5 July 2006Higher Education Academy 2006 Conference "Enhancing the Student Learning Experienc... (+more)